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AdoptWe feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.
Since the last radar a few advances have made continuous delivery for native apps on mobile devices less painful. Xctool, the recently open-sourced 'better xcodebuild' improves iOS build automation and unit testing. The arrival of automatic updates in iOS7 reduces the friction of regular releases. Travis-CI now supports OS X agents, removing another hurdle in seamless CD pipelines for mobile platforms. Our advice from the last radar on the value of hybrid approaches and the importance of test automation for mobile still applies.
TrialWorth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
With HTML5 blurring the line between traditional native apps and web apps, we are beginning to experiment with continuous delivery for mobile devices. Services such as TestFlight allow you to deploy native apps to real devices multiple times per day. With a wholly or partially HTML5-based application changes can be deployed without submitting a new app to an app store. If your organization has an enterprise app store, you may be able to easily push builds to it. While the techniques for implementing CD to mobile devices are improving, we note that testing practices are lagging behind. To be successful you will need to increase your focus on automated testing to ensure that everything actually works once it gets to the device.
Thoughtworks acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, and their continued connection to Country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were the world's first scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
As a company, we invite Thoughtworkers to be actively engaged in advancing reconciliation and strengthen their solidarity with the First Peoples of Australia. Since 2019, we have been working with Reconciliation Australia to formalize our commitment and take meaningful action to advance reconciliation. We invite you to review our Reconciliation Action Plan.